Join Falconry expert, Rich Escutia on June 23 at 3pm at Fox Ridge (our outdoor venue at Starved Rock Lodge) as he shares his expertise in falconry. Learn about the types of birds he has studied and meet some of his feathered friends during your visit. This is a free event. Donations are welcome. For more information call 815-220-7386.
SORRY! THIS EVENT has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. SPRING WILDFLOWER WEEKEND at Starved Rock State Park. Volunteers from the Starved Rock Foundation will lead (free) guided hikes in the annual Wildflower Pilgrimage! Hikes depart from the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 9:00 am & 1:00 pm both days to go in search of the numerous flowers found in the Park. It also should be a good time for waterfalls as well!
The Migratory Bird Festival Events for May 4, 2013 have been canceled. Our first Migratory Bird Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 from 11am-3pm at Fox Ridge (located under the pines, across from the main Lodge entrance). Everyone is invited to join Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center for their Flying Wild Migratory Bird Festival! Celebrate the hundreds of species of birds that pass through Starved Rock State Park on their spring migratory path along the Mississippi Flyway. This Read More
The Migratory Bird Festival Events for Friday, May 3 have been canceled. Join us on Saturday May 4 from 11am-3pm for The Migratory Bird Festival at Fox Ridge. Everyone is invited to join Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center for their Flying Wild Migratory Bird Festival! Celebrate the hundreds of species of birds that pass through Starved Rock State Park on their spring migratory path along the Mississippi Flyway. This event will provide opportunities for Read More
Saturday, April 12, 2014 It’s time for the Easter Bunny’s annual visit to Starved Rock Lodge! Join us in the Great Hall of the Lodge from 8:30-10:30 am for this engaging family event. Admission includes a breakfast buffet, Magic by Cory and an “egg”citing egg hunt at Fox Ridge plus a visit from the Easter Bunny himself. Reservations are required. Adults: $13.50, Children 10 and under: $9.95. For more information and to make your reservation Read More
Join us for a family fun event on Sunday-February 2, 2014 presented by Starved Rock Lodge and Free Spirit Siberian Rescue. Outdoor Demos with Sled Dogs at Starved Rock State Park Parking lot west of Visitor Center or at Seawall (location to be determined based on snowfall) 9:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Indoor Seminars at Starved Rock Lodge (LaSalle Room): 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more information on Husky Rescue, visit www.huskyrescue.org
Join us for an Autumn Drum Circle at Fox Ridge on Sunday, September 22. 2013 from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm. We’re celebrating the Autumnal Equinox at Starved Rock Lodge. Dave Peterson will lead the Drum Circle. There will be plenty of drums for all, so you can feel free to join in the music making. Explore the “roots of rhythm” and give the West African djembe, the ashiko, and the dundunba at try. Celebrate in community through the Read More
Join us for Starved Rock Lodge’s version of the Amazing Race on these select Sundays from May through September: June 23 July 7, 21 Aug 4, 25 Sept 1, 15. Spend an exciting day solving devious clues each step of the way and getting to know the Starved Rock Lodge area a little more. Try to be the first to uncover the Legend of Starved Rock. Use your wits, energy and sense of adventure as Read More
Sponsored by the Starved Rock Foundation, Sunday Programs are offered from January 1-April 28, 2013. Click here to see the complete schedule. Most programs start at 2:00 p.m. Other events sponsored by the Foundation are: All About Beekeeping (April 14 at 2pm) Spring Wildflowers (April 21 at 2pm) Spring Wildflower Weekend (April 27 & 28 with guided hikes at 9 am and 1 pm both days) The Starved Rock Foundation makes a difference at the Read More
Join us for a Drum Circle on Sunday, January 19. 2014 from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm in the Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge. Our annual, Winter Drum Circle is led by some very talented, local musicians Dave Peterson, Dick Verucchi and friends There will be plenty of drums for all, so you can feel free to join in the music making. Explore the “roots of rhythm” and learn to play the West African djembe, the ashiko, and the dundunba. Read More